What precisely makes a specific firm a place for you to build a career? Is it a company culture?
All in all, it is a hard question that brings in a list of other questions. Can I fit there, can I learn, can I make a change in my career?
It’s one thing to get a job offer, but deciding if the job is right for you is followed by a bunch of more doubts and thinkings.
It is not uncommon that after the job is accepted and the honeymoon is over – you realize that you made a terrible mistake.
Picking the wrong job can be costly to you and a company.
So, by asking the well-chosen questions, and if you do your homework well, you could make the right decision in the long run.
That’s why we are sharing with you a step by step guide you should run through before you apply for a job in EtonDigital.
Plus, we are also sharing some valuable experience.
Here’s what you need to take into account, even before applying anywhere else:
#Check out the technologies we use
If you are an experienced software developer, you will doubtless be challenged.
Expect most adrenalizing tasks that require a thorough knowledge of using technologies such as Drupal and Symfony. Yet, as we are aware of current trends, you can expect to be challenged with Angular, Laravel and ReactJS as well.
Furthermore, if you are at the beginning of your career, ask us for available mentorship or internship programs.
We are always willing to teach.
#Browse our previous projects and case studies
Over the years we have met various communities and startups and helped them to contribute to the industry. So, we are presenting you some of the most challenging and view-catching projects we launched.
See if they are challenging enough for you.
Also, don’t hesitate to ask a question about our work style, what good results look like and how we solve problems.
- Vervoe – creating this one of the kind recruiting software show us how we can change an industry.
- ITF Global – we partnered with ITF Global, The International Transport Workers’ Federation and developed a complex, multilanguage web solution to connect and inform a large scale of their specific users.
- MyWorkMode – this booking web application was envisioned as a simple, flexible and transparent way to find a first available carer and quality support in the UK.
- Digital Horse – we enjoyed developing an interactive platform where anyone can shout out the story of their horse.
- CoinaPhoto – we continued with this exciting photo community where we add more power to its features.
- Buildoo – A home building, and renovation community, a new idea and a new market. We love bringing alive such innovative ideas.
- Ventlounge – A peer counseling network for people to improve relationships, our team had the challenge to make these sensible interactions user-friendly.
- Nissan – We were delighted to intensify experience with Nissan vehicles on all devices to be more attractive and user-friendly.
Hard work, after all, always pays off!
At the beginning of 2019, we received the UK Leaders Award that made us as one of the UK’s leaders in web development.
#Browse our blog and social networks
These days many companies have some catchy marketing and an inspirational statement that seems attractive. But it’s for you to find out how far they live up to them.
Are they open? Do the company invest in professional skills? Are they utterly dedicated merely to clients and product delivery? Do they challenge themselves to do better? What are their company culture and the values they respect?
These are questions you need to ask to understand the company culture.
We always think about this statement:
“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
To get to know us better and explore our values, visit our blog and social media to understand how we create our company culture and nurture our values.
#Ask for courses and workshops we offer
Is there enough space to make any achievement regarding your career?
How can we help you to advance your knowledge and experience?
#Do we offer enough extra activities regarding fun and traveling?
Maybe it’s not a vital factor when seeking for the job, but it can’t hurt if there are some lounge rooms, team buildings travelings and other relaxing activities besides work.
If you still haven’t got your head around, we did some questioning among our colleagues to discover what they pursued when they applied for employment in Eton Digital.
Maybe it will help you decide it as well.
What have we discovered?
Challenge + chance for gaining experience
Complex, multifunctional websites, and social networks were primary reasons why experienced front-enders and software developers preferred to be part of our company. From the start, they had been ready to take up most perplexing tasks.
Through the years, their initiative and extraordinary crafting skills in making remarkable functionalities and good user experience draw others to work with them. The satisfaction of beaten challenge and gained knowledge are compelling after every project, they added.
And they call for likewise brave and experienced engineers to join them.
Every programmer or front-end developer – the enthusiast of Drupal, Symfony, Angular or React can equally join the team and start the challenge of constant learning.
Extra knowledge as a must in the IT industry
Technology today? We asked.
You have to keep an eye on the IT scene constantly or you will be snowed under; they suggested.
DrupalCon, Symphony Live and Google Code Day were cited as the most significant support in this unstoppable waves of current turns in the IT realm.
Every year, our teams gather forces and devote a week to these events, mingling and lurking for knowledge.
Read what we have discovered out during our stay in Milano where we had to engage in Digital design days.
It is not hard to grow into an expert in a field, they said, giving lectures and conference speakings.
As they tell us, the point is going slowly and with company’s internal educational courses and training, every single employee can easily progress even more and help new colleagues as well.
#Fun is important for our company culture
Where is fun on this list?
In everyday Skype conversations, around the open working space and every Friday, while we eat some homemade sweets.
If we aren’t buckled down with projects, we enjoy traveling, doing sports and team group activities such as football in the IT league, billiard, and archery. These activities are important for our company culture.
We are proud of our contribution to the local IT community and various local initiatives, and we are always trying to bring back to the community. We supported IT relay race and gathered funds for children in need.
Team buildings are also popular events around here and we mind nurturing team spirit.
We notice that gathering in nature or elsewhere is essential for us, especially for enhancing the workflow among the teams.
Find out how we organize our team buildings.
To sum up
As you can see, choosing a company is not a plain process. Most of the times it involves confidence, and acknowledgment in how much you know and worth.
Among all, it depends on your fine judgments and the “homework” you did. So take a list of your pointers. Ask us about ethics, values, team dynamic, even a management style, and try to understand the company culture.
That will make your path to success much easier.